Organic Chemistry is one of the most important branches of chemistry which involves the studies of covalent bonded carbon-carbon and carbon-heteroatom compounds and their related reactions. Natural organic compounds such as proteins, fats and vitamins, and synthetic organic compounds such as durgs, plastic and synthetic fibers, are the fundamental components of our daily life.

Organic chemistry research at NUS covers a board spectrum of interests including asymmetric catalysis, natural product synthesis, drug design and synthesis, bioimaging, bio-organic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, polymer/material chemistry, organic nano-materials, and theoretical chemistry. These research areas are relevance in medicine (e.g. drug design and development), environment (e.g. green and sustainable manufacturing process), chemical biology (e.g. biosensor), material (e.g, organic electronics), and energy (e.g. solar cells).